PFM magazine, the industry’s leading journal for the facilities management industry, has devoted the cover and main article of its latest issue to Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG).
The subject is industrial rope access, or abseiling. It is one of the main access techniques used by the Group’s engineers when performing specialist services on a building’s façade, such as high-level cleaning or remedial works.
PTSG has recently completed a project at Dickens Yard, a vibrant new quarter in Ealing where its engineers perform high-level cleaning and testing of fall arrest equipment on nine different residential buildings. Photographs were taken of PTSG’s specialists in action at the site for the PFM article.
As the article explains, industrial rope access offers a number advantages over scaffolding or mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). Rope access equipment is quick to assemble and remove, is unobtrusive and often allows buildings to operate as normal while works are carried out.
PTSG undertakes specialist services on a wide variety of buildings, from historic monuments to industrial chimney stacks and modern skyscrapers. Keeping buildings clean is not only important aesthetically but it also prevents them from falling onto disrepair.
For example, in a contract with Historic Scotland, the Group’s rope access engineers removed unsightly vegetation from the country’s outstanding castles including Edinburgh and Stirling. Vegetation can lead to damp problems and, over time, damage a building’s structural integrity. PTSG is proud to play a part in restoring and maintaining the UK’s heritage assets.
You can read the full article in this month’s PFM here:
Acescott is now known as PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd
Acescott Specialist Services Ltd, the high-level specialist services company acquired by PTSG in July 2014, has now been fully absorbed into the Group. As a result, the name and branding for Acescott will cease to be seen in any digital or printed materials. The company is now known as PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd, with this branding appearing on all communications.
Acescott Specialist Services Ltd, the high-level specialist services company acquired by PTSG in July 2014, has now been fully absorbed into the Group. As a result, the name and branding for Acescott will cease to be seen in any digital or printed materials. The company is now known as PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd, with this branding appearing on all communications. Acescott’s unique skill set opened up a new market sector for PTSG back in 2014, consolidating the Group’s ambition of offering a comprehensive range of specialist services to the construction and FM sectors from “under one roof”.
PTSG High Level Cleaning Ltd was created offering everything from commercial window cleaning to the pressure washing of cladding, façades, guttering and rooftops and graffiti and chewing gum removal. Customers’ buildings included office blocks, shopping centres, factories and hotels. PTSG gained a clear advantage in tailoring projects requiring complex access systems to clean and maintain buildings externally with minimal disturbance to the occupiers.
The following year, in June 2015, PTSG acquired Pendrich Height Services Ltd. This added another dimension to the Group’s portfolio of specialist services, with the Edinburgh-based team offering a diverse range of skills from traditional steeplejack techniques to high-tech steel fabrication. The company’s buildings portfolio is vast, ranging from historic monuments to industrial chimneys, flare stacks to modern high-rises.
The acquisition of Best Services in July 2017 further strengthened the Group’s service provision in this part of the business, with lightning protection, earthing and surge protection as well as steeplejack and rope access engineering. The company operates from four offices: Wishaw (Scotland), Manchester, Kidderminster and Witham (Essex).
The three companies form the basis of PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd, which replaced PTSG High Level Cleaning Ltd. While Pendrich and Best Services both continue to trade under their original company name (under the PTSG banner), Acescott is now known only as PTSG Building Access Specialists Ltd.